Aspirations for Equality

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LGBT World Rights, 2013, from ILGA

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Or, for a .pdf file, click: The LGBT World, 2013

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 declared:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (Article 1).

Article 2 added: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs. ”

But what would it mean for LGBT citizens around the world to be EQUAL, to truly have:

EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW

EQUALITY OF VOICE

EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY

EQUALITY OF DIGNITY

To read a full report from the International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association about  where we are beginning to achieve equality — and where we still have significant challenges from state-sponsored homophobia,  click: ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013

You can also read a good up-date from the Huffington Post on the State of the LGBT World at the beginning of 2014.

The Article 19 website, focused on Article 19 of the UDHR guaranteeing freedom of speech contains a good analysis of the battle for the LGBT freedom to love versus the coercive “traditional values” movement in several eastern and central European countries.

Read about some traditional Places Forbidden that deny LGBT equality of participation

Read about  Stories Unspoken that deny LGBT equality of voice

Read about Techniques of Suppressing Speech that deny LGBT equality of voice

Links to International Statements on Human Rights

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